The south of France has an incredible amount to offer for those seeking a luxurious getaway – balmy summer temperatures, beautiful beaches, picturesque countryside and glamorous, world-famous resorts in the form of Nice, St Tropez and Cannes. Here are top five properties in the region for inspiration.
1. Chateau de Campane
Set in 14 acres of grounds and with a history dating back to the 12th Century, the Chateau de Campane (pictured below) is the epitome of luxury. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding sunflower fields and vineyards while relaxing by the pool, and inside, the property boasts a majestic Great Hall and original 18th Century chapel.
2. Chateau De Mazelle
The rustic yet charming Chateau De Mazelle (pictured below) offers a secluded hideaway for those seeking an authentic taste of rural life. The property includes three reception rooms, 11 double bedrooms and a 21m private pool. Adventurous guests can also scale the private tower for unbeatable 360° views of the surrounding countryside.
3. Chateau La Roque
The 19th Century Chateau La Roque (pictured below) is immaculately decorated with period furniture and has a formal dining room, spacious living room and even a wine cellar. With 6 bedrooms, a private pool, terrace and tennis courts, this chateau is the right size for an elegant but cosy getaway with close family or friends.
4. Chateau Asturias
The Chateau Asturias (pictured below) is the perfect property for those who like to explore. This chateau is rich in unique period details, including the 800 year-old walls that surround the pool and garden, and original gargoyle sculptures. Inside, up to 12 guests can expect all the mod-cons, including a media library and fully-equipped kitchen.
5. Chateau Chamborigaud
The delightful Chateau Chamborigaud (pictured below) is a 16th Century jewel in the heart of a 5-acre park in the Cevennes mountains. Beautiful views of lush gardens abound and the grounds are bordered by the river Luech. The property boasts a spacious modern kitchen, lounge, dining room, study and 10 double bedrooms over three floors. Outside, a luxury terrace with tennis court, heated swimming pool and barbecue create a fabulous space for entertaining.